Good afternoon, Arrowheads! Welcome back to another Friday book review with yours truly! Today I’ll be reviewing The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson, an urban fantasy novel that has received tons of hype in the indie Christian author circle.
Recently I was able to snag this book during a discounted Kindle sale. I had heard great things about the author and this book in general, and the GORGEOUS cover reeled me in. Although urban fantasy isn’t one of my go-to genres, this novel intrigued me with its interesting premise: the protagonist, Fern, has an “imaginary” friend who resides in another dimension, a dimension which has been destroyed by a vile being. It’s up to Fern, with the help of her “imaginary” friend, Tristan, to save Earth from the same destruction.
My favorite aspect of this novel is that the vivid descriptions of the action and fantasy elements made it feel akin to a movie. Though I’m not typically a fantasy reader, I could easily imagine the scenes taking place thanks to Swanson’s top-notch writing.
My only complaint is that I wish we could have learned more backstory about Tristan’s world. It is revealed that he wears armor, but I can’t recall if it’s mentioned in the book what time period or type of society he lives in.
Overall, this novella was a fast-paced read that I heartily recommend to fantasy readers in search of a clean read. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars.
That’s all for today, Arrowheads! Be sure to check back here on Fridays for book reviews or Flash Fiction stories, and on Wednesdays for posts on writing, marketing, or total randomness 😛